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NY J89066

October 20, 2003

CLA-2-82:RR:NC:1:104 J89066


TARIFF NO.: 8207.40.6000

Ms. Shelley Vybiral
Snap-tite Inc.
8325 Hessinger Dr.
Erie, PA 16509

RE: The tariff classification of taps from Germany

Dear Ms. Vybiral:

In your letter dated October 3, 2003 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The taps will be used in multispindle automatic machine tools to produce internal threads (taps). The taps are inserted into a bushing or tap holder which is held in place by a heavy tapping attachment. This attachment in turn is attached to the multispindle machine tool. By feeding the tap into a pre-drilled hole, internal threads are created in the part being manufactured. The taps in question will be used to produce an “RP Thread” designation which is a British Straight Pipe Thread (European Designation). Taps are made from tool steel and are ½” or ¾” in size.

The applicable subheading for the taps will be 8207.40.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Interchangeable tools for handtools, whether or not power-operated, or for machine-tools (for example, for pressing, stamping, punching, tapping, threading, drilling, boring, broaching, milling, turning or screwdriving), including dies for drawing or extruding metal, and rock drilling or earth boring tools; base metal parts thereof: Tools for tapping or threading, and parts thereof: Other. The rate of duty will be 4.8 percent ad valorem.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Robert Losche at 646-733-3011.


Robert B. Swierupski

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